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China, Japan Hold Dialogue on Ocean Cooperation

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Added On August 3, 2018

 The "2018 China-Japan Ocean Dialogue" took place in Tokyo last week.

 
Experts from China and Japan held in-depth discussions on marine policy, blue economy and ocean cooperation.
 
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the China-Japan Treaty of Peace and Friendship, addressing the healthy development of Sino-Japanese relations.
 
One of their common issues is sea protection and security.
 
SOUNDBITE(CHINESE) SHICUN WU, Chinese expert
"The safety of the sea, the protection of the marine environment and the peaceful use of the ocean should be a common concern between China and Japan."
 
Chinese Expert Shicun Wu hopes that the China-Japan Ocean Dialogue can continue to provide a platform for stable and sustainable exchanges between China and Japan.
 
WU's Japanese counterpart Atsushi Sunami also expressed hopes the meeting would play an important role in intergovernmental consultations between the two.
 
SOUNDBITE(JAPANESE) ATSUSHI SUNAMI, Japanese expert
"The sea is the common heritage of mankind. This concept meets the spirit of 40th Anniversary of the Treaty of Friendship between Japan and China. Therefore, we should look to the future and consider China and Japan to cooperate in different areas related to ocean issues." 
 
The China-Japan Ocean Dialogue is a joint initiative for academic exchange launched in 2016 by China's National Institution for South China Sea Studies and the Ocean Policy Research Institute of Japan's Sasakawa Peace Foundation.
 
The Dialogue is aimed at promoting coordination and cooperation between China and Japan on maritime issues.